Make This Healthy Banana Flapjacks Recipe With Your Kids


There’s been a giant ol’ brouhaha round children’ snacks to kick off the 12 months, with a Change4Life marketing campaign telling dad and mom to restrict children’ snacks to 100 energy, with a two-a-day max. Besides one essential a part of the recommendation at all times appears to be omitted within the press. It’s a rule for packaged snacks.

So when Amelia Stewart – meals author and founding father of Prepare dinner First, a approach of educating folks learn how to eat healthily in an uncomplicated approach on a decent finances – instructed to us that we share her recipe for a easy, wholesome, completely unprocessed flapjack, we jumped on the probability. It’s not only a nice different to packaged snacks – it’s additionally a enjoyable method to spend time with the children.

“These flapjacks are an effective way to get your children into cooking,” says Stewart. “Don’t fear about little fingers or creating a large number; there aren’t any knives or advanced kitchen tools concerned. This recipe additionally supplies a possibility so that you can interact your kids within the sugar debate and present them how pure fruit sugars can style simply as nice whereas being much less dangerous.”

I attempted the recipe with my three-year-old and the measuring, pouring and stirring held her consideration all through. I’ve even had a request to make them once more.

Even higher, the recipe accommodates guys like me who fall wanting home goddess standing. May’t discover jumbo oats, however boxed rolled oats labored; couldn’t discover dried apricots however a raisin combine did the job; couldn’t discover… nicely, you get the thought.

In fact you don’t have to have children to make these scrumptious flapjacks. Actually, you’ll most likely be capable to whip up a batch by your self in lower than ten minutes when you’ve run by means of the recipe a couple of instances. And also you received’t must share.

Wholesome Banana Flapjacks

Elements (Makes 12 Servings)

  • 2½ cups (round 225g) jumbo oats
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup (round 80g) blended seeds
  • ½ cup (round 75g) raisins and dried apricots
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • ½tsp floor ginger
  • 50g butter or ½ cup (round 125ml/100g) coconut oil
  • 3tbsp runny honey


  1. Line a small baking tray with baking paper and activate the oven to 180°C/gasoline 4.
  2. Measure the oats, seeds and raisins and place in a bowl. Then chop up the apricots and add them to the oat combine.
  3. In one other bowl, mash the 2 bananas with a fork. Then coarsely grate the apple into the bananas and add the cinnamon and floor ginger.
  4. Subsequent, take a saucepan and place it on a low warmth. Add the honey and butter or oil. As soon as the butter has melted, add the banana/apple combine and the oats/dried fruit combine.
  5. Stir nicely till the honey and butter or oil has utterly lined the fruit and oats and it’s all nicely blended.
  6. Pour this combination into the baking tray and flatten with the again of a spoon or spatula in order that the flapjacks would be the identical top throughout.
  7. Place within the oven and bake for round 30 minutes, till the highest begins to go golden brown.
  8. Wait till it has utterly cooled, then slice and luxuriate in!